UT Health Science Center at San Antonio maintains accreditation

Julia Brouillette

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio’s School of Medicine will retain full accreditation following two years on probation, after the Liaison Committee on Medical Education voted this week. 

In October 2011, the committee placed the school on probation for failing to comply with 10 aspects of its accreditation standards, primarily related to the school’s curriculum, faculty supervision and lack of centralized clinical activities. 

In a press release, Dr. Francisco Gonzalez-Scarano, dean of the School of Medicine and vice president of medical affairs at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, said the school has since refocused its mission on curriculum design, management and evaluation.

 “This journey has been challenging and at the same time exhilarating,” Gonzalez-Scarano said. “The resultant analyses of our medical education program, the lines of authority and communication, the resources devoted to it, and processes for continuous curriculum design, management and evaluation have made us a better and stronger institution.”

The school was also allowed renewal of a grant from the National Institutes of Health worth $22.7 million for the next five years.